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Have you heard?

Our authors have gotten some great radio play this week! Curious about why Angie Abdou asks “why isn’t Thomas Trofimuk a household name?” Listen to her audio review of This Is All A Lie on CBC Alberta! Following Angie’s rave review, Daybreak Alberta hosted Thomas for an interview, which you can listen to here. Anne Mahon […]

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Forgetting How To Breathe

Yellow Dog Launches!

We have dates scheduled for the launches of our Yellow Dog titles this spring! April 12th – Anita Daher kicks things off with her novel, Forgetting How To Breathe. April 29th – Get ready for espionage at the launch of Family of Spies by Jodi Carmichael. May 11th – Colleen Nelson and Nancy Chappell-Pollack wrap the spring […]

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Starred Reviews & Bestsellers

Happy 2018! We are thrilled to start the new year with a starred review in Quill & Quire for Thomas Trofimuk’s This Is All A Lie. Grab your copy of this exceptional magazine for Canadian literature, which calls Thomas’ novel “a powerful, dazzling accomplishment.” This Is All A Lie has also been selected for The Complete […]

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Merry Christmas!

Warm greetings from Great Plains! We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. See you in 2018! Read our latest e-news here. Want to receive Great Plains news in your inbox? Subscribe today!  

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Yellow Dog Launches!

We are proud to announce the launch of Yellow Dog, our latest imprint named in honour of our favourite #dogAtWork, Scout. You can read all about the imprint in our latest e-news. Interested in submitting? Be sure to review our guidelines. While we’re jazzed about the Spring list – announcement coming soon! – we are […]

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Farewell, Scout

After nearly 16 years guarding and greeting couriers, employees and authors, Scout slipped away to a new chapter in life. In all his time as official greeter for Great Plains, he showed an unerring nose for literary talent and routinely offered himself up as inspiration for sometimes lame Christmas cards. Scout has passed the baton, ‘er […]

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Abandoned Manitoba

Five Thousand and Counting!

Abandoned Manitoba by Gordon Goldsborough has surpassed 5,000 copies sold! Since its launch in October of 2016, Abandoned Manitoba has flown off store shelves. Here at Great Plains, we have hit the reprint button three times to ensure enough stock was available to retailers. Congratulations to Gordon Goldsborough on being the fastest Great Plains author to […]

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Art Lessons

Two Titles on the Shortlist

Congratulations to Katherine Koller and Natasha Deen, who have both made the Alberta Readers’ Choice Awards shortlist. Natasha Deen’s Gatekeeper is the second book in her Guardian series. Watch for the final book, Game’s End, this fall! Art Lessons by Katherine Koller is a crossover fiction title, appropriate for teenage audiences as well as adults. Art Lessons […]

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The Light That Remains

Danuta Gleed

We are pleased to announce Lyse Champagne’s The Light That Remains has been shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award! The Jury had this to say about Lyse’s exceptional collection: Through the brutal lens of war, the stories in The Light that Remains span the twentieth century and travel the globe. Readers are caught up […]

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